With everyone around her talking about the supernatural, pragmatic Eve won't let rumors of ghosts distract her from hard evidence. The case becomes even more bizarre when it appears to be linked to the suspicious disappearance of a rock star eighty-five years ago. As Eve searches for the connection, logic clashes with the unexplainable. She may be forced to face the threat of something more dangerous than a flesh-and-blood killer.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2006 J. D. Robb; ©2006 Brilliance Audio
Okay, you're hooked on In Death and you're going to buy this no matter what my review says. I get it - I ignored the bad review to buy it, too.
Here's the thing - it's bad. Really, really bad. Maybe Roberts had the flu when she wrote it. Maybe Ericksen caught it from her. But it stinks. The plot is laughable. Peabody, Meara, Roark and, it pains me to write this, even Dallas act so stupid you'd swear they couldn't solve a glide cart stickup.
So, all my fellow fans, go ahead and buy it. It's only three hours long, which means it's cheap, so do yourself a favor and spend the $10 in cash to buy it. That way, once you've finished it and need to get the bad taste out of your mouth, you'll still have a credit left to get a GOOD book.
I'm off to Born in Death with high hopes...
Oh - and if you hate this one, please come back and write a review...
I think any audio edition is better then print ;)
So many books right now are of paranormal, futuristic things. I'm not sure if I could compare.
WOW that is a tough one. She is so good with all of them. I do love Peabody. Great contrast from Dallas
TzuMom in ATL
I've had the impression throughout this series that Robb (aka Nora Roberts) interjects these "half" novels to sort of let her creativity loose a little and maybe get a little silly or write about something that the characters, otherwise, would never admit to, let alone do. For example, in this one, the murder looks like, and all the evidence points to the fact that, a ghost actually committed the crime. Roarke and Peabody and every one else are all into it, and get their kicks off the thrill of it. And Eve just stands firm with her, "Oh PLEASE!" attitude. It's a good break from the seriousness of the series, although it may get a little *too* silly at certain points. Still fun, though! And Lorelei King is brilliant as ever, even with the silly parts :)
Susan Ericksen's performances are always top-notch! Love her vision of the story and how she embodies the great characters!
Enjoying all of the story's in this series. I think Susan Ericksen is doing a fabulous job narrating this series and bringing each of the writers character to life for the listenener.
Denzil and Judy share this account. Some reviews (Bond and Sci Fi) are Denzil and the chick lit reviews are Judy.
Loving the whole Eve Dallas series, sometimes the short novellas leave me wanting more. But this one was complete and fun to listen to. Susan Ericksen does a great job on the voices even the "ghost". So fun to listen to Peabody getting the willies.
If you are an avid reader of the JD Robb Eve Dallas series, you will be disappointed with this one. It is one of a few short stories J D Robb has done and has the same characters and same type of story as the longer versions, but because they are much shorter, they tend to be very trite. There simply is not enough time to introduce the usual twists and turns that are prevalent in the longer books. If you do not follow the Eve Dallas series, you will probably find this book to be quite satisfactory. It is very fast, so there is simply not much time for plot development or introduction of red herrings, but as a general mystery novel, it is ok. I have found that all of her "short stories" suffer from this same problem. The short ones tend to be 3-4 hours listening time while her unabridged longer novels run 7-9 hours.
There is nothing that would make is worth reading
I really like Susan Erickson
No it did not
I do not really understand why there are such negative reviews for this one: I found it really enjoyable.
There were supernatural elements to it, but that was kind of the point; and seeing Eve react to them was at times hilarious.
The Ending! Unlike most other In Death books, there is an awkward and abrupt ending. The case and background is building, characters are introduced and then all the sudden its over. Very unlike the other mysteries of this series. No challenge.
Even though this book is shorter, still include the slower unfolding of the case. Don't just throw the conclusion at the readers.
Wasn't really one. The book is basically three scenes.
None! I would recommend adding scenes. If you took a single one away there wouldn't be a book.
I will be seeing if I can get a refund. There is no substance to this book and it should have been sold for $2 instead of almost $10.
I love this series but may consider skipping the .5 editions after this disappointment.
"Haunted in the 21st century"
J D Robb may be a pseudonym for Nora Roberts, however in my view this series of books is written in a different style to her usual style - they stand alone as a body of work. The series is set in the mid 21st century and Robb paints a believable picture of the time. The heroine is believable and it is easy to identify with her. The author manages to introduce the supernatural - a first for her as this series is imminently 'practical' within the genre of police procedural, without asking the reader to believe. Even if you don't, the story works well and is definitely up to J D Robb's excellent standard of storytelling.
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